3 conditions must be met before Bangkok reopens, says governor


Three conditions must be met before Bangkok reopens to vaccinated tourists without undergoing quarantine, Governor Aswin Kwanmuang said on Monday.

The three conditions are as follows as reported by The Nation:

1. At least 70 per cent of Bangkok’s population must be vaccinated with two doses. The city estimates to achieve this target by October 22, followed by a seven- to 14-day interval to allow the immunity of new recipients to start rising.

2. New daily infections must show a decreasing trend. Current daily infections in Bangkok are 2,700 to 2,800 people on average.

3. The number of hospitalized patients should continue to decrease.

The reopening of Bangkok was initially scheduled on October 1, however, Tourism and Sports Minister Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn said the date should be pushed back to October 15 as only 37 percent of residents had been vaccinated.

On Wednesday, officials of the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration will hold an online meeting with the Phuket “sandbox” team to exchange experiences and draft tourism plans for the capital, the report added.

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